She was in final prep for a local fitness competition plus she wanted to honor her mom.
Danielle was the second person involved in my latest duo super session, along with her friend Shelley. These are her images and story.
I love helping people see themselves in a new light. I truly believe we are our own worst enemies when it comes to our self image. When we look at ourselves in the bathroom mirror at 7 am all we see are the “flaws” and “issues.” We never see the truth, the good.
She was primed for her first fitness competition at the Norfolk Grand Prix.
Lexi should not be a stranger to the regular readers of this blog. She is, without a doubt, one of my favorite people to work with. Period. We have joined forces several times in the past and the images are always one of the most viewed on here. When she dropped me a line saying she was going to be in the area for a fitness competition and wanted images done before the big show I literally said “Oh hell yes” out loud before typing my response.
It was my first time working with Sean but it won’t be my last.
I had the opportunity to work with Sean Facyson thanks to our mutual friend, and fellow fitness buff, Amira Juma. I was talking to her about the fact that I’d like to do a session with a guy. This blog is filled with beautiful women, I told her, but it would be a great change of pace to bring more dudes on board.
Now, I know some of you think I just photograph women and that’s all I want to shoot. Nothing could be further from the truth. I love working with guys, too. It’s just hard to find ones willing to step in front of the camera. It took Amira less than 5 seconds to suggest Sean and put us together. After some messaging back and forth he and I agreed to a time, date and location.
I love working in the streets of downtown Norfolk, Virginia
So proud of these images that I couldn’t help but post a tease from the set we did this past Friday. There are very few feelings that feel this great as when all 8 cylinders are firing during a session like this. Can’t wait for this season’s on-location sessions to get going full time.